Change Talk

Oct 27, 2019 Can Mission Statements Foster a Culture of Innovation?

Who hasn’t seen them — the mission statements and corporate values that are literally presented as the “writings on the wall” of companies around the world? They're statements like, "We are innovative." "We think outside the box." Or sometimes they're even phrased as a command: "Think." "Think differently." "Think outside of the box.”
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Sep 22, 2019 Unique Change at SMBC: Creating a Culture of Emotional Intelligence & Inclusion

 

UNIQUE CHANGE is an initiative at SMBC Bank which brings people with disabilities, i.e. unique abilities, and people from all levels of the bank together to educate each other on special needs and outstanding abilities. 

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May 26, 2019 Mindfulness in the Veteran-Friendly Organization

In light of Memorial Day, it was a special honor for us to have a 60-minute conversation with Dr. Barton Buechner on the topic Mindfulness in Veteran-Friendly Organization. 

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Aug 22, 2018 Leadership in Action - What I learned from Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin was a remarkable singer and entertainer and she spread her music in unique ways, so you could feel her aura all the way through the speaker or headset when listening to her. Few people did not know her tunes, have not sung along on the lyrics at parties or on long road trips or have not found a connection to their own emotions in the way she did it with words.

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Apr 26, 2018 Does Your Organization Design Match The Culture You Want?

Sure, if you want to forge your culture to become more innovative, dynamic, or customer-oriented, you can work on your values, your people’s behavior, and their mindset.

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Mar 9, 2016 Night and Day: Dealing With Shadow During Organizational Change

Your organization has a shadow – whether you want it or not. That shadow is always there; it is part of a natural process. However, the shadow is most likely to interfere with your ambitions and strategies during phases of organizational change, and often in unexpected ways.

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Feb 15, 2016 The Difference Between Organizational Culture And Climate - And How We Can Use One To Change The Other

Company leaders often wish for an organizational culture change, to make their companies more agile, innovative and growth-oriented. What many forget though, is that culture is deeply rooted in the organization’s DNA and unique history. That can make company culture as difficult to change as an individual’s personality.

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